Planning for Retirement

“Harvest Time” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“Harvest Time” by Patricia Cavanaugh

I have been reflecting on the season. Fall is a time for bringing in the harvest and also for making plans for the months to come. I live in the wine country of Sonoma County where vineyards are in high season for gathering up the grapes. Friends who know the wine industry tell me that […]

Read More →

Read More →

“Federal Reserve Board Employees Create Their 3rd Act” by Ellie Klevins

“Federal Reserve Board Employees Create Their 3rd Act” by Ellie Klevins

When one of the participants in our 3rd Act workshop had to leave to take a call from the White House, we knew we were with a very special group of people! Recently, we held a workshop for over 50 employees of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC, to help them plan their 3rd […]

Read More →

Read More →

“Are You Winning The Longevity Revolution?” by Kerry Elkind

“Are You Winning The Longevity Revolution?” by Kerry Elkind

According to a respected health economist writing in the online edition of the British Medical Journal, 40% of girls born today are expected to live to 100.  In 1951, that figure was 13%. Although there have been many revolutions over the past century, there have been none like the one we are experiencing today — […]

Read More →

Read More →

“Transition to Her Third Act Writing Career: An Interview with Jewelle Gomez” by Bev Scott

“Transition to Her Third Act Writing Career: An Interview with Jewelle Gomez” by Bev Scott

As Jewelle was preparing to retire as Director of Grants & Community Initiatives at Horizons Foundation to devote full time to her writing career,  we interviewed her to learn about her experience in preparation for this transition both practically and emotionally.  We share her perspectives below. The 3rd Act:  What motivated your decision to retire […]

Read More →

Read More →

“How old are you? The Impact of Ageism” by Bev Scott

“How old are you? The Impact of Ageism” by Bev Scott

“I don’t tell anyone my age,” my new retired, vibrant and active friend responded.  We were sharing the details of our lives.  After I had revealed my age along with other personal details, I asked her how old she was.  I flashed on the memory of one of my aunts who didn’t tell anyone, even […]

Read More →

Read More →

“Beginnings and Endings Coupled with a Paradox or Two” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“Beginnings and Endings Coupled with a Paradox or Two” by Patricia Cavanaugh

As spring approaches, I notice my heart feels some excitement about the newness in my life.  New shoots of possibilities in both my personal and professional worlds are peaking up between the cement cracks of what was supposed to be my planned and settled future. I had carefully plotted out the next 10 years.  I […]

Read More →

Read More →

“Esalen 2012” by Bev Scott

“Esalen 2012” by Bev Scott

A number of you have asked about our Esalen experience.  So we thought we would give you a taste of the wonderful time we had at one of the most beautiful learning institutes in the world. The excitement was building as we drove down the coast toward Big Sur.  We were scheduled to deliver our […]

Read More →

Read More →

“Interview with Barbara Zoloth 6 months after retirement” by Bev Scott

“Interview with Barbara Zoloth 6 months after retirement” by Bev Scott

Barbara, you are well over traditional retirement age, yet you are healthy and vital, why did you decide to retire at this time? I can afford to retire now…I would have retired sooner if it had been financially feasible.  I felt done with my job both emotionally and energetically.  Parts of it were tedious although […]

Read More →

Read More →

“Seven Thoughts of Gratitude on Turning 70” by Bev Scott

“Seven Thoughts of Gratitude on Turning 70” by Bev Scott

I just celebrated a major milestone birthday…70!  Since my birthday comes at the end of the year, I have the added impetus to reflect on the past and prepare for the future with the beginning of a new year.  I find myself very appreciative and filled with gratitude as I think about my seven decades.  […]

Read More →

Read More →

“A New Year’s Resolution: Celebrating Esalen’s 50th Year” by Ruth Cox

“A New Year’s Resolution: Celebrating Esalen’s 50th Year” by Ruth Cox

 We welcome guest blogger, Ruth Cox:  In 2012 as Esalen celebrates its 50th year, I’ve been reflecting on how this extraordinary home of the human potential movement has paralleled our own lives in direct and indirect ways.  What a lovely synchronicity that The 3rd Act is also entering the new year with a two-day inner exploration and […]

Read More →

Read More →

Top